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cantaloupe
Cucumis melo

can·ta·loupe

also can·ta·loup  (kăn′tl-ōp′)
n.
1. A variety of melon (Cucumis melo) having a tan rind with netlike ridges and sweet fragrant orange flesh.
2. Any of several other similar melons.

[French cantaloup, from Italian cantalupo (after Cantalupo, a former papal villa near Rome where it was first cultivated in Europe after introduction from Armenia).]

cantaloupe

(ˈkæntəˌluːp) or

cantaloup

n
1. (Plants) a cultivated variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo cantalupensis, with ribbed warty rind and orange flesh
2. (Plants) any of several other muskmelons
[C18: from French, from Cantaluppi, former papal villa near Rome, where it was first cultivated in Europe]

can•ta•loupe

or can•ta•loup

(ˈkæn tlˌoʊp)

n.
1. a melon with a hard scaly or warty rind, grown in Europe, Asia, and United States.
2. a muskmelon with a reticulated rind and pale-orange flesh.
[1730–40; < French]

cantaloupe

A variety of melon with a ribbed rind and orange flesh.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cantaloupe - a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange fleshcantaloupe - a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh
cantaloup, cantaloupe - the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
Cucumis melo, muskmelon, sweet melon, sweet melon vine - any of several varieties of vine whose fruit has a netted rind and edible flesh and a musky smell
2.cantaloupe - the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium-sized melon with yellowish flesh
muskmelon, sweet melon - the fruit of a muskmelon vine; any of several sweet melons related to cucumbers
cantaloup, cantaloup vine, cantaloupe, cantaloupe vine, Cucumis melo cantalupensis - a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh
Translations
kantalup
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